Last night, as the events of last night’s ill-fated attempt to frame Gary Windass for robbery played out, David and Joe are watching a movie on TV. Joe’s comments confirm that the movie in question was 1975’s Dog Day Afternoon. The film, about a bank robbery that went wrong, starred Al Pacino and John Cazale, both of whom starred in The Godfather. Joe noted that it was a mistake to rob a bank with “Fredo”, the screw-up Corleone son from the latter film. The reference is lost on David.
Dog Day Afternoon was based on the true story of a man who robs a bank to pay for his male lover’s sex change. It was generally well received.